Christien Sechrist, 20, from Houston, Texas, decided to have the dramatic portrait etched onto his own face as a very public expression of his love for baby Perseus.
The trainee electrician – who is an avid body art enthusiast - shared a photo on his Facebook page showing off the new inking of Perseus adorning the side of his cheek.
He simply wrote: "Thanks Cody Gibbs for doing awesome work on me. Looks just like my son."
Not surprisingly, the post caused a ruckus, with commenters expressing their shock and surprise.
One wrote: "Is this a joke Christen?!"
Another commented: "Why on your f***ing face?! How are you ever going to get a real f***ing job to support your son with a tattoo on your face?"
But despite the criticism, Christien said his son loves the tattoo and he feels like a lot of people who see it overreact.
And he said he has no regrets and would gladly have the tattoo again.